Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven
with the BBC Philharmonic
Friday 15 February 2013, 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
part of the 2012-13 Season series
BEETHOVEN Musik zu einem Ritterballett
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9
Juanjo Mena conductor
Julian Bliss clarinet
Did you know that Beethoven's first music for orchestra was written for a ballet featuring knights on horseback? He was just twenty, and his score features cameos depicting love, hunting and drinking.
At exactly the same time, Mozart was composing one of his last masterpieces, the haunting Clarinet Concerto.
Schubert's last completed symphony - 'the Great C major' - pushes out the boundaries of music. It is a work full of magical moments, conjuring up along its way contrasts of otherworldliness with rustic dancing. And the Finale is a pure hymn to joy.
How to get there
- Metrolink tram passengers should alight at St Peter’s Square. Discounted Metrolink vouchers are available to purchase from the Box Office or online when you buy your concert tickets. The discounted fare is £3.00 adult and £1.50 child; vouchers are valid for unlimited travel from any Metrolink stop after 9.30am.
- The nearest bus stops for major routes into the city centre are St Peter’s Square, Portland Street or Deansgate.
- The nearest rail stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road.
- If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS. The nearest car parks are Park Avenue, NCP Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex), NCP Great Northern or NCP Oxford Street. Manchester Central car park is linked directly to The Bridgewater Hall by an underpass beneath Lower Mosley Street.
- The Bridgewater Hall welcomes deaf and disabled patrons. If you have any specific access requirements please ask the Box Office on 0161 907 9000.